Kokkinakis loses to Canada’s Shapovalov

Another break in the third game of the second set effectively spelled the end for the man from Adelaide, even though he offered some resistance in a 14-minute, eight-deuce game when Shapovalov got untidy.


But another double fault from Kokkinakis coughed up another break for the 23-year-old Canadian, who then had his only major blip with an error-ridden game as he served for the match.

Kokkinakis’s reprieve was short-lived, though, as, second time around, Shapovalov served out for victory in 89 minutes.

The second singles will be the pivotal blockbuster between the two star singles…

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